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Local Watch Party Planned for State of the Union

Tuesday, the president is expected to talk about economic inequality, offering a possible glimpse at a theme of his upcoming campaign.

It’s getting to be that time of year. You know, when passions run high, when normally mild-mannered people gather around a plate of nachos or Buffalo wings and hoot and holler or boo and hiss at the television. No, it’s not quite yet Super Bowl Sunday. Tuesday is the day of the State of the Union, and there are watch parties for those looking to catch the president’s speech with like-minded fans.

The Obama Biden website allows supporters to look up watch parties by ZIP code. On the South Fork, Monica Belizan will host a watch party in Sag Harbor with wine and chili. For details and to RSVP, click here.

Patch was unable to find local watch parties being hosted by Republicans or tea partyers.

The speech is likely to focus on the theme of economic inequality and will offer a glimpse of Obama’s re-election campaign themes.

According to CNN.com, Americans can expect to hear about topics such as:

  • Tax increases for the wealthy and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts
  • Helpfor homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages
  • Tax breaks for companies that return jobs to the United States
  • Increased incentives for clean energy, education and job-training for people seeking technical degrees

Do you know of any good watch parties? Do you plan to watch the speech? If so, what are you hoping to hear from the president? Tell us in the comments section below.

Preliator January 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Yay, we can all watch the state of the dis-union brought to us by President Foodstamp tonight and his policies of class warfare, race division and out of control spending. I would hope he would run on his record but gee, it sure is hard to win with a record of failure, incompetence and ineptitude.
Voice January 25, 2012 at 02:29 AM
WHAT A EXPLOSION OF ENERGY AND COMRADORY (sp?) BEFORE he started his speech. yes he is about equality opposed to listening to the Republican debate last night insisting on the trickle down method. It make me chuckle that "THEY" honeslty BELIEVE that's the best way. Let the RICH FOLK pay the same taxes ur average folks pay, and let them benefit by having lucrative businesses/companies etc. and let them control and decide who they will hire/fire (one openly admitted he likes to FIRE :) instead of sharing the wealth across the board. But ya know some of us do appreciate and know all the incredible POSITIVE things our President has accomplished.
Preliator January 25, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Honestly I am watching this campaign speech and can not help but wonder if all of these ideas were so great what has he been doing for the past three years and four trillion dollars in out of control spending? It is simply more of the same, lies and deceit, hoax and blame, divide and conqueror.
Preliator January 25, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Really, positive things? List them, list all the wonderful awesome things that President Bow and Beg has done for ALL of us.

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